Thursday, 11 July 2013

The Door To Hell

The door to hell . 41 years and still burning ,

While drilling in 1971 , Soviet geologists tapped into a cavern filled with natural gas .The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed , leaving a large hole with a diameter of 70 metres (230 ft) . To avoid poisonous gas discharge , it was decided the best solution was burn it off.Geologists had hoped the fire would use all the fuel in a matter of days  , but the gas is still burning today. Locals have dubbed the cavern "The Door to Hell " .

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